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Air Conditioners Nova Scotia2019-05-04T09:27:50-04:00

Central Air Conditioners in Nova Scotia – Prices, Deals & Get a Free Quote

Central Air Conditioning in Nova Scotia

When purchasing a brand name central air conditioning unit in Nova Scotia, compare prices, request a quote, and get information on dozens of local HVAC companies by request from our team. Check out unbiased reviews and select a contractor from our extensive trade database.

Average price of air conditioning units in Nova Scotia:

$3000 – $5000

*note many factors can affect price, see further down for details

Nova Scotia In A Nutshell

Population: 943,000
Average Temp. Summer: 25 degrees
Average Temp. Winter: -13 degrees

Top Canadian Brands by Price Tier

Low Tier – to $3,800.00 Goodman
Mid Tier – up to $4,500.00 American Standard
Premium Tier – up to $6,000.00 Lennox

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The price of a new air conditioner can vary depending mostly on size and brand. The average A/C unit cost in Nova Scotia ranges from: $3,000.00 to $5,000.00 (including installation). Remember to include the cost of installation when comparing pricing, it is a necessary component when cost figuring and matching.

Deals and Incentives Available

Check with your preferred Nova Scotia HVAC supplier for deals that may be available for the purchase of a new central air conditioning unit. Some companies offer incentives at the end of summer to clear out inventory before winter time, or at the beginning of spring to make room for the arrival of new units.

There is an incentive available to the residents of Nova Scotia for retiring old air conditioning units and upgrading to a newer, more energy efficient model. The Appliance Retirement Incentive is paid out for the receipt of old air conditioning units. Efficiency Nova Scotia administers the program on behalf of the Province of Nova Scotia. Partial funding is received from the Government of Canada’s Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund. For more information, or to inquire on how you can access the incentive contact Efficiency Nova Scotia at: 1-877-999-6035 or [email protected]


When purchasing a new central air conditioning unit, financing is an option that is available from either the supplier directly, usually if they are a large company, or through a third party which your supplier will facilitate. Some HVAC companies provide varying terms, request a quote from one of our recommended trades.

Companies that offer financing will have several different payment plans available to suit each homeowner’s needs. Financing contract terms can be negotiated to cover a range of options, including interest rate and payment terms that can be spread out from 1 to 15 years. Make sure you ask for a free quote from at least two suppliers before committing to an agreement.

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When purchasing a central air conditioning system from your local HVAC supplier it is important to factor in the cost of installing the system. Due to the complexity of a central A/C unit, installation should only be completed by a recognized HVAC professional. Attempting to self-install may result in a system that does not function properly, could potentially damage your home, and in most cases would void any type of warranty issued by the manufacturer. Search from our extensive trade database for a certified HVAC technician who will ensure your air conditioner is installed and performing correctly.

Comparing SEER vs. EER

When it comes to rating an air conditioning unit based on efficiency in Nova Scotia, consumers look to SEER and/or EER ratings for answers. Here we breakdown the difference between the two so you know what exactly the ratings are telling you.


  • Stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio
  • Values range from 8-30
  • Measures the ratio of cooling output or cooling power—how much energy it takes to cool the air in your home
  • Shows ratio of output in BTU’s per hour
  • Measures the output over the course of an entire season
  • The higher the rating the more energy efficient the unit
  • The higher the rating the more you will save in operating costs
  • Used more by consumers and companies for marketing efficiency-give an overall snapshot of performance standards


  • Stands for Energy Efficiency Ratio
  • Values range from 8-30
  • Measure the ratio of an A/C unit’s cooling capacity per hour to the total electrical energy used in watts
  • Shows ratio of output in BTU’s per hour
  • Determines the energy efficiency of a central air conditioner
  • The higher the rating the more efficient the system is
  • The higher the rating the lower the energy consumption of the unit will be-cost savings
  • Used more by HVAC technician’s to assess efficiency-give more a specific snapshot of the unit’s performance standards

What is a BTU?

A BTU stands for British Thermal Unit. It is a measurement used to rate the amount of heat an air conditioner removes for a room or building. The higher the number the greater the cooling power. Used when calculating the operation and efficiency of a central air conditioning unit.

City Info

Nova Scotia belongs to Canada’s Maritime provinces. Situated on the east coast of Canada, Nova Scotia is positioned on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Known for famous destinations such as Peggy’s Cove, The Bay of Fundy, and The Cabot Trail, this eastern province is a popular vacation destination for travellers from all over the globe.

Halifax is the capital city, with a population of 414,000 residents which makes up almost half of the population of this province. The weather can be unpredictable due to Nova Scotia’s geographical positioning, with winters known for excessive snow falls and epic storms.

Summer typically brings moderate and warm weather, with some inland temperature exceeding 30+ degrees regularly during the months of July and August. The further inland the less air flow and relief. On those hot and humid summer days a central air conditioning unit can feel like a necessity to get through the summer months. To find out how you can stay cool contact a local HVAC provider for more information.

Nova Scotia & Surrounding Areas

  • Halifax
  • Cape Breton
  • Truro
  • Amherst
  • New Glasgow
  • Bridgewater
  • Yarmouth
  • Kentville
  • Antigonish
  • Stellarton
  • Wolfville

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